Last month I entered a bank to enquire about a new savings account it was offering. A staff member at the bank arranged a meeting, took my mobile phone number and name. Within a day my phone was hot with cold callers.
Google's recent acquisition of Nest Labs for $3.2 billion is raising privacy concerns among security experts and the tech industry. The automation company makes smoke detectors, thermostats, and smart devices that connect to the Internet.
New York -
In this age of digital technology and ever-expanding data capacities, is there any real privacy any more? People often wonder. According to Frank M. Ahearn who describes himself as a Business Stratagem, he believes yes, a person can, "disappear."
San Antonio -
Parents and students in a Texas city are protesting an initiative concerning the school's ID badges. Two schools are currently in a pilot program that involves new student IDs that contain tracking chips.
Facebook is in the news again for another privacy-related issue. Last week the social network quietly introduced a feature that allows users to see who has viewed a post on a Facebook group and when they did it.
A secretive US Treasury program that monitored all of Europe's financial transactions came to light in 2006, and now - in 2010 - the European Parliament has blocked continued US access to the data from the SWIFT money transfer system.